This pair of couches (1977.726-727) descended in the family of Nathan Appleton, who had used them in his home at 39 Beacon Street in Boston; by 1977, owned by Mrs. Trenche Coxe of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 1977, on consignment to Robert Trump Antiques, Flourtown, Pennsylvania; 1977, purchased by the MFA (November 1977).
Museum purchase with funds donated by a Friend of the Department, the William N. Banks Foundation, The Seminarians, Dr. and Mrs. J. Wallace McMeel, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Stone
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
88.58 x 60.32 x 178.43 cm (34 7/8 x 23 3/4 x 70 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Rosewood with rosewood graining, birch (secondary), brass, silk upholstery; original underupholstery